What is Magento Product Attribute?

Magento provides you with a functionality to set properties to each product in a catalog. Using Magento product attributes you can set product features like color, size, width, etc. the information that makes a product unique can be displayed using the product attributes. Magento Attributes and Attribute Sets based on the catalog and product structure, it is possible to use one of the following attribute types:

  1. Text Field
  2. Text Area
  3. Date
  4. Yes/No
  5. Multiple Select
  6. Drop down
  7. Price
  8. Media Image
  9. Fixed Product Tax

magento product attribute

Magento product attributes can be used not only to show the individual characteristics, but as a tool for navigation to filter products in the catalog. It should be noted that only the following attributes can be used in layered navigation: Multiple Select, Drop down and Price.

For adding a new attribute, Go to click on attribute on catalog menu and select manage attributes. Then click ‘add new attribute’. Give attribute code, scope and input type and then save.

What is Magento Attribute set?

Attribute set is a list of certain individual Magento product attributes, which fully describe all product’s characteristics. Attribute set is used during every new product creation.

To add a new attribute set follow the path: Catalog >> Attributes >> Manage Attribute Sets

Here is an option to add a new set. Click there, give new set same and based on option and then save, then a configuration page is opened

attributesetThe configuration page is divided into 3 sections:

  1. Set Name – for internal use
  2. Attribute Groups – a combination of attributes that are related to each other. For example, group “Prices” combines all attributes related to product prices, such as “price”, “special prices”, “cost”, etc.
  3. Attribute which are not used in a current set, but can be included by drag-and-drop from “Unassigned attributes” column to any group”

If there is no any group suitable for the set, it is possible to add a new by clicking “Add New” button. A new group will be appearing at the bottom of the list.

If an attribute should be removed from a set, it can be done the same way as adding in reverse, it means by moving the attribute from “Group” to “Unassigned” column.